meeting business goals

How To Meet Business Goals

As a small business owner, planning out your business goals and keeping motivated to meeting business goals is a long road that sees its fair share of flexibility, no matter if your plans are year on year or a five-year plan.

Sometimes it relies on baby steps and other times it takes a giant leap to meet your expectations, and it can feel pressure or a sense of control. Equally, some businesses focus on what they have done the year before and others will focus on what they are projecting for the year ahead. We all have different approaches and reactions to both meeting our targets and missing them.

Target Aims

Without a doubt the key to achieving your targets relies on many different factors coming into play, such as having the right staff doing the right job, keeping up to date with changes in the industry or guidelines being implemented, as well as keeping a heads up on how your competitors may be gaining an edge and how to navigate around that.

Taking on so many roles is bound to build a lot of pressure, and some parts of operating your business need to take priority to meet your goals. That means some areas you need to take a step back from, which then means handing them to someone who can adequately perform in the role.

Additional Distraction

A good example is looking at the bookkeeping for the company, which may have been an easy task when you first started. However now, with the company taking on more and more employees and demands on your time, it may end up taking a back seat until the end of the financial year, which then takes a huge chunk of your time away from the operations of the business to do all of the stressful number crunching’s.

You wouldn’t be the first boss who has barked out orders not to be disturbed during January or spending a lot of your own family time in January pouring over invoices and receipts you have collated over the year.

Help Where Required

Happily, keeping your accounts up to date can be achieved with the help of outsourced bookkeeping services in Manchester. Having a professional angel on your shoulder to provide accurate up to date records of where your money is being spent, if you are making a profit and how you can cut down your costs provides your business with a step by step guide on how to meet those goals you set for your business.

If you’re looking at meeting business goals and strategically setting in motion a growth plan, whilst offloading the more distracting areas of your business, call the team at Pebbles for professional small business bookkeeping solutions.

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Lisa Heggie, The Gunnery

A massive thank you to Diane at Pebbles Bookkeeping & HR. You took the huge stress away from where do I start, with employee policies etc. You have created us a great, informative employee handbook, covering all necessary policies and risk assessments in a matter of no time and from the other side of the world too. I will definitely be in touch for any future help our company needs.

Steve Tanswell, Manchester Facades

I changed book-keepers around a year ago because of a disagreement.  I employed Diane of Pebbles and having been with the same firm for 10 years, I was amazed by how easy working with Diane was.  Not only did the change save me money but also saved me time.  Utilising new technologies (to me) have massively improved the amount of money I can claim back in VAT and has made the whole process speedier and well as easier.  Even when Diane is chasing me for information she does in a friendly professional manner.  I’m thrilled to be working with her and would recommend her to anyone.

Sarah Rekia, Site Welfare

“In bringing Pebbles onboard, it has made me wonder why we decided to try and do our own bookkeeping at all. Pebbles came in and sorted 18 months worth of mess we had unwittingly created, and we cannot be more grateful. I wish I had been told about them years ago and I hope every business out there struggling would give them a call to fully see the benefits they are missing out on.”

Anne-Marie Armstrong, Amberry Marketing

I just wanted to thank you both for the help you’ve given me thus far in setting up my new cloud-based bookkeeping system ‘Clearbooks’.

Having used Microsoft Excel for more years than I care to admit, I had more than a few reservations when considering changing the way I managed my books, yet understood that I had to make the change sooner or later.

After an intense training session with Sean, (where I probably asked 101 questions), my fears quickly dissipated and I can honestly say that although it’s likely to take me a little while to really get to grips with the new interface, I’ve no doubt that this simple system will save me so much time and hassle in future.

And less time spent doing my books, almost certainly means more time with the family and an end to rushing around like a mad woman at quarter-end!

Thanks again and I’m looking forward to working with you again soon.

Robert Flinn, Director, The Drawing Room

“Pebbles have provided professional and personal approach to all our accounts needs from processing invoices to management accounts. Based in-house they have become a valuable asset to the business and have given us a more strategic and analytical approach to our finances.”